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Lucy Crowe (Juno/Mystery), Claire Debono (Spring/First Fairy), Anna Devin (Second Fairy), Helen-Jane Howells (Eve), Carolyn Sampson (Night), Robert Burt (Mopsa), Sean Clayton (Summer), Ed Lyon (Secrecy/Adam), Adrian Ward (Autumn), Lukas Kargl (Phœbus), Desmond Barrit (Drunken Poet), Andrew Foster-Williams...
Jonathan Kent's joyous Glyndebourne production burst[s] with opulent stagecraft...Kent is abetted by William Christie in the pit, a man of the theatre down to his gainfully-employed fingertips...Altogether... — More…
Malena Ernman (Dido), Christopher Maltman (Aeneas), Judith Van Wanroij (Belinda), Hilary Summers (Sorceress), Lina Markeby (Second Woman), Celine Ricci (First Witch), Ana Quintans (Second Witch), Marc Mauillon (Spirit), Damian Whiteley (Sailor), Prologie (Fiona Shaw), Les Arts Florissants, William...
Julia Bullock (Teculihuatzin/Dona Luisa), Vince Yi (Hunahpu), Nadine Koutcher (Dona Isabel), Christophe Dumaux (Ixbalanque), Markus Brutscher (Don Pedrarias Davila), Noah Stewart (Don Pedro de Alvarado), Maritxell Carrero (Leonor)
MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis, Peter Sellars (dir.)
punchy playing from Perm Opera's MusicAeterna orchestra under Teodor Currentzis...The Perm chorus...also field Purcell's sacred anthems with refreshing directness...Yet the more the evening slides... — More…
Live from Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, June 2017
Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)
Il Pomo d'Oro, Maxim Emelyanychev
DiDonato sings with poise and elegance, a few pitchy notes above the stave notwithstanding; her sorrow and passion are clear to see and appreciate – it is an incredibly giving performance. Conductor... — More…
David Daniels (countertenor), Yvonne Kenny (soprano), Ann Murray (mezzo), Marilyn Horne (mezzo)
Sarah Connolly (Dido), Lucas Meachem (Aeneas), Lucy Crowe (Belinda), Sara Fulgoni (Sorceress), Anita Watson (Second Woman), Eri Nakamura (First Witch), Pumeza Matshikiza (Second Witch), Iestyn Davies (Spirit), Ji-Min Park (Sailor)
Dancers of The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera Extra Chorus &...
The wide open spaces and minimalist designs contrive a vast universe against which a very intimate human tragedy can be teased out, presented with an almost classical purity and restraint. Lucy... — More…
sung in English with German dialogue
Anett Fritsch (soprano), Robin Johannsen (soprano), Benno Schachtner (counter-tenor), Mark Milhofer (tenor), Stephan Rügamer (tenor), Arttu Kataja (baritone), Johannes Weisser (baritone), Michael Rotschopf (Arthur), Meike Droste (Emmeline/Mother), Hans-Michael Rehberg (Merlin/ Grandfather), Akademie...
There are effective moments in addition to those predictably generated by Purcell’s irresistible sequences. But the spectacle has an ad hoc, overstuffed quality...Under Jacobs’s direction, Purcell’s... — More…
Richard Lea (organ)
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